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Eat Your History
Ladner, BC. Image by Gord McKenna, shared under a Creative Commons license.

Aficionados of tasty food and cultural history Jeff Nield and Joanne Will explore delicacies native to B.C., and tell the stories behind them.

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Eat Your History

Eat Your History

While creating the 100-Mile Diet, James MacKinnon realized local foods have amazing pasts. Result: a new Tyee series.

David Beers / 6 Aug 2009


An Oyster to Fight For

An Oyster to Fight For

Bringing BC's native Olympia back from the brink and on to the table.

Jeff Nield / 6 Aug 2009


A Healthy Handful of History

A Healthy Handful of History

Salt Spring Islanders keep planting and baking BC's very own Ruckle bean.

Joanne Will / 28 Aug 2009


'Eat Your History' Asks You to Join in!

'Eat Your History' Asks You to Join in!

Please be part of our project by nominating a food to research. You might win a prize.

Jeff Nield and Joanne Will / 18 Sep 2009


BC's New Wheat Kings

BC's New Wheat Kings

Marquis wheat, a great Canadian invention, was bred in BC but vanished here. Until now.

Jeff Nield / 18 Sep 2009


'Eat Your History' Series: Thanks for Your Ideas!

'Eat Your History' Series: Thanks for Your Ideas!

We asked for your BC food history tips, and received a horn of plenty.

J.B. MacKinnon / 7 Oct 2009


The Potato Underground

The Potato Underground

How the 'outlaw' Cariboo spud, once blacklisted by agribiz advocates, was saved. Latest in our Eat Your History series.

Joanne Will / 29 Oct 2009


The Mother Tree

The Mother Tree

How fate and fortitude combined to give us a new apple so good it had to be called Ambrosia.

Margaret Webb / 18 Nov 2009


Hunting the Elusive Wapato

Hunting the Elusive Wapato

Women are leading a revival of First Nations' staple foods. To get lucky, you have to get mucky.

Joanne Will / 14 Jan 2010


Lambs to Slaughter

Lambs to Slaughter

Salt Spring Island lamb is legendary. And has never been more threatened.

Joanne Will / 11 Mar 2010